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Western Australia

Our reserves and partnerships in Western Australia protect a total area of 4,116,714 hectares.

On this page:
Mid-west reserves:
Charles Darwin | Eurardy | Hamelin
South-west reserves: Beringa | Chereninup | Kojonup | Monjebup
WA partnerships: Birriliburu | Bunuba | Karajarri | Wunambal Gaambera

Mid-west reserves

Hamelin Reserve extends the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, completing a connected corridor of nature reserves via Toolonga Nature Reserve, through crown land to Eurardy and then Kalbarri National Park – a span of over 200km.

Charles Darwin

Established: 2003
Area: 68,600 ha
Location: 355km north east of Perth

Named in honour of the great naturalist, this reserve lies on the northern edge of the WA wheat belt and extends into the more arid Eremean Province to the north, falling largely within the Southwest Botanical Province – an internationally recognised biodiversity ‘hotspot'

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Eucalyptus woodlands at Charles Darwin. Photo Paul Evans.

Eurardy

Established: 2005
Area: 30,050 ha
Location: 145km north of Geraldton

Land clearing and the insidious spread of salinity have devastated much of this region, making the remaining bushland on Eurardy exceptionally important for species such as the nationally vulnerable Malleefowl.

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Grevillea flowers at Eurardy. Photo Richard McLellan.

Hamelin Station

Established: 2015
Area: 202,644 ha
Location: 250km north of Geraldton

Abutting the shore of Hamelin Pool and the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, Hamelin Station is a former sheep station of exceptional conservation importance.

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Hamelin Station Stay at twilight. Photo Cineport Media.

South-west reserves

With the exception of Kojonup, our south-west reserves are between the Fitzgerald River and Stirling Range National Parks. These Fitz-Stirling reserves are part of an ambitious connectivity project called GondwanaLink, that aims to create a 1,000km stretch of native vegetation from the karri forests of the south-west to the Great Western Woodlands around Kalgoorlie.

Beringa

Established: 2007
Area: 1,142 ha
Location: 380km south east of Perth

Beringa plays a critical role in protecting mallet and moort woodlands, which are vulnerable to frequent fires. It also protects some of the most important intact riparian (creekside) land in the region.

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Flat-topped yate and flowering wattle on bank of freshwater pool.

Chereninup

Established: 2002
Area: 897 ha
Location: 430km south east of Perth

Part of a vital habitat link between the Fitzgerald River and Stirling Range national parks. Three woodland types almost eliminated from the WA wheat belt region are protected: york gum, flat-topped yate and granite sheoak.

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Honey Possum. Photo Kieran Macfarlane.

Kojonup

Established: 1996
Area: 389 ha
Location: 270km south east of Perth

The largest protected area of wandoo woodlands in the region, it shows us what this country was like before the destructive policies of the 1960s, when a million acres of WA bushland a year was burned, buried and bulldozed for broad-acre farming.

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A Red-tailed Phascogale. Photo Jeroen van Veen.

Monjebup

Established: 2007
Area: 3,186 ha
Location: 430km south east of Perth

The Monjebup, Monjebup North and Red Moort reserves protect a significant patch of bushland that's critical to restoring and relinking the landscape between the Stirling Range and Fitzgerald River national parks.

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Michael Tichbon Field Station. Photo Lee Griffith Photography.

WA Aboriginal partnerships

Our Aboriginal partners in Western Australia care for vast landscapes. The combined total area that we're helping to protect through these partnerships is over 3.8 million hectares!

Birriliburu

Established: 2011
Area: 300,000 ha
Location: 500km SW of of Port Headland

The Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area covers 6.6 million hectares in the Little Sandy and Gibson Deserts – roughly the same size as Tasmania. The Traditional Owners are the Martu people who've established a ranger program.

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Dr Vanessa Westcott and the Birriliburu Rangers. Photo by Annette Ruzicka.

Bunuba

Established: 2014
Area: 650,000 ha
Location: North of Fitzroy Crossing

Bunuba country is in the central-west Kimberley surrounding the township of Fitzroy Crossing and including Giekie Gorge, Tunnel Creek and Windjana Gorge National Parks.

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Bunuba Rangers. Photo BDAC

Karajarri

Established: 2019
Partnership area: 2.1 million ha
Location: 190km south of Broome

Known as the gateway to the Kimberley, Karajarri Country comprises Jurarr (coastal country), and Pirra (inland country) including red dunes of the Great Sandy Desert. Supporting more Karajarri women to work on country is the main focus of our partnership.

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Staff with Karajarri Rangers, on coastal country. Photo William Marwick.

Wunambal Gaambera

Established: 2011
Area: 759,806 ha
Location: 600km north east of Derby

The land and waters of the Wunambal Gaambera people covers an incredible 2.5 million hectares of white sandy beaches, rocky escarpments and rugged gorges. We've helped create a Healthy Country Plan and worked on the ground with traditional owners and rangers.

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Punami Uunpuu (Mitchell Falls) is one of the iconic tourist destinations on Wunambal Gaambera Country.